Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Wise advice

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Happy Independence Day!

The image is original with me; the ink tank is in Morning Star Publishing's print shop. I've tried to track down who said the quote, but I have not been able to do that. Many sources credit it to Mark Twain, but that doesn't seem to be correct. Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, accessed through Bartleby.com, credits a wonderful version to AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland, but he said it in 1985, and I'd heard the line long before then.
Call it folk wisdom.

This and other images, most suitable for printing up to 20 by 30, are available from the Kodak Gallery.

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